The annual ICBA LEAD FWD Summit is the place where the brightest and boldest minds in the community banking industry come together. This jam-packed, two-day conference is the most relevant and engaging community banking event.
Join us next year! 

Online registration for LEAD FWD is closed.

Real Learning Happens Here!

Who Attends

Community bankers who want to:

  • Future-proof their career
  • Gain a 360-view of bank operations and management
  • Fuel their career trajectory
  • Enhance their communications and leadership skills

Why Attend Next Year

  • Expert insights on hot topics such as cannabis banking, payments and fintech innovation, and leadership growth
  • Strategies to increase operational efficiencies and supercharge bank profitability
  • The latest information on trends and technology affecting our industry

What Was On The Program

  • Fast-paced workshops
  • New collaboration challenges
  • Networking with community bankers from across the country
  • Dynamic whiteboarding sessions with experts
  • Unforgettable keynote speakers, and so much more!

"I loved how the LEAD FWD Summit offered both leadership development and technical bank advice.”

“Innovative ideas. Connections. Team building. Perspective. Industry hot topics. All of this and more in a relaxed and fun environment catered to growing leaders in community banks.”

“The connections I made were amazing… I am excited to take what I have learned to the next level…”

2019 LEAD FWD Sponsors

This is not a listen-only event.

Participants are pushed beyond the traditional boundaries of the industry and
exchange forward-thinking insights to lead their community banks and propel their leadership skills forward.

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